Marie Duplessis in Five Pins

Sheridan Harbridge in  Songs for the Fallen

The picture to your right is from a play — a modern cabaret, performed in Australia, starring it’s creator, Sheridan Harbridge. It imagines Marie Duplessis’ last birthday.

I’d like you to know Marie. She’s all around. Marie Duplessis inspired me to write Blood Diva She’s inspired paintings, novels, movies, plays, operas and ballets. Some of them take place in the time she lived, many are set later. If you want to know more about that or who she was, you can read up on her. I’ll try to keep this post mostly visual.

What Have I Done??? Blood Diva Now Free with Kindle Select

I’ll have more on this later, but for now I wanted to briefly announce that Blood Diva is now available in the digital format, exclusively at Amazon through the Amazon Kindle Select program. This means it’s enrolled automatically in the Kindle Unlimited program which is a streaming service. It’s FREE for borrow to people who pay the monthly fee for Kindle Unlimited. (I will get paid a bit less than the full royalty — but something — every time a borrow reads 10% or more.)

Imposter Begging for Book Reviews

There is a person whose name I have never mentioned on this site (and never will). She had what Michelle Bachman referred to as the enormous chutzpah to take partial credit for writing Blood Diva. Legally, I can’t stop her. We have an agreement, and she has let me post a few times on her blog (which I understand is read only by her hundreds of cats), so for that at least I should be grateful. (To read the rest of this fascinating and essential port, click the green “read more” button on your right.)